Friday, 3 July 2009

Thank you, Friends

Thank you to all who took a moment to send kind words to me. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers and kind words.

My sister, Betty, suffers from Epliepsy, and has for all of her adult life.
Additionally, a few years ago, she underwent heart bypass surgery and the surgery went well, but not without complications.

She was at risk because the mediceine she takes for Epilepsy does something directly opposite of what the meds she needed to prevent her from having a stroke during the heart surgery.
She had a stroke then and has several since then.
It seems that every time she gets a bit better and therapy seems to be working, she has another set-back. It hasn't been easy for her or her family. But she is a fighter.

The stroke she suffered this time caused her to be flown by Mercy flight from her town to the hospital in Buffalo about 60 miles from her home. It appeared she was, at best, paralyzed completely.
Her husband was given the option of brain surgery that might reduce or even repair, damage caused by the stroke, or to just let her be and hope for the best.
Leaving her as she was, wasn't an option although the brain surgery was life threatening on its own.

Her husband opted for the surgery, that would hopefully give her a fighting chance at some kind of recovery. I understand that it is early days yet, but there seems to be some hope that she may recover to some degree, although it is not know waht that might be.
She is opening her eyes and recognizing people and nodding, etc, but as yet cannot speak.
In the coming weeks I will let you know how she progresses.

As for me, I have been busier than ever! And here in England we are having a heat wave! The heat makes me very unproductive as I prefer to sit it out - LOL!

I have completed designing and printing wedding invitations for my daughter, and Katie took them to her personally when she left for Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago.
I will post a picture of them soon!

Wishing you all a great weekend!



LiLi M. said...

Not only am I thinking of you and your family, I'm wishing you all a lot of strenght as we do under these circumstances. Warm wishes, LiLi

paperhill said...

hi maggie, i hope that your sister comes through. i will keep you all in my prayers. can't wait to see the invites! take care, hugs :)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Maggie
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It must be a very worrying time for you all.Especially for you as you are in UK and no doubt wish you could be by her side.
Take care
Isabelle x